Hand-held Percussion In Worship

Source: The Complete Library of Christian Worship, Robert E. Webber, General Editor

The history of percussion instruments is traceable to the Old Testament. These instruments, used on only a limited basis throughout the history of the church, have re-emerged in contemporary worship. This article describes various hand-held percussion instruments and their usage in Christian worship.

Rhythm is an essential element in all music. Be it plainsong or jazz, pulse is present. Percussion instruments, identified by the way in which they are struck when played, can enhance the...


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